Common Matters 2Building on the achievements of the Common Matters 1 program, this year, TRAC FM is pleased to introduce the Common Matters 2 program. In this program, TRAC FM will partner with 3 CSO partners and 10 radio stations across Uganda over a period of 2 years.
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Common Matters 2
Transparency and Accountability with CIPESA
The right to health with CEHURD
The 2018/19 National Budget with CSBAG
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The increased use of land as a commodity and the increasing demand for land has resulted in more evictions, both lawful and unlawful. In this blog, we look into more detail to find out the exact drivers behind evictions.
Compulsory land acquisition for public works: who will ensure that residents get fair and adequate compensation?
In 2017, President Yoweri embarked on nationwide radio campaign to sensitize the public about the need to amend Article 26 of the Constitution of Uganda to allow the government to take over private land for public works before compensating the owners. This proposal has been widely criticized as a violation of rights.
Results from the national SMS poll will reveal what radio listeners think about the registration process of land. Much of Ugandan land remains unregistered, why? Is the registration proccess perhaps too complicated, too expensive, is the problem joint tenancy or people just do not want to register their land?
Together with an extensive network of CSO and radio partners, TRAC FM facilitated a national radio debate on a topic that touches us all, land rights. This was the first of a series of topics was extensively discussed within the Common Matters 2 program.
Agroforestry is an agricultural practice whereby trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops and pastureland. Agroforestry could mitigate some of the negative consequences caused by rampant deforestation in Uganda (200.000 acres per year -> 1.8% of forest cover).
How Rapid Diagnostic Tests can help fight Uganda’s most deadly disease.
The controversial ‘Marriage and Divorce Bill’ aims to reform and redress the gender imbalance that have existed in Marriage and Divorce Acts in Uganda, both dating from 1906. While several consultations by the Uganda Law Reform Commisison made proposes in the 1960’s for the need for reform of the marriage and divorce Acts, there have been numerous misconceptions and myths surrounding the proposed Bill.
What if you fear to ask your doctor?
Getting parents to follow the money
In the aftermath of the 2016 elections, TRAC FM set up a 5 months campaign to ask listeners key issues about Uganda's future and follow-up on the results of the presidential elections.
Getting access to clean water is still a problem for many Ugandans. TRAC FM pairs up with uNws and ACP-EU to evaluate the effectiveness of piped water schemes in Northern Uganda.
'Set the Agenda' is an initiative by TRAC FM to set up a nation wide campaign where the citizens of Uganda can make their voices count before the 2016 presidential elections. In four weeks, we got more than 39.000 responses: have a look at the results.
TRAC FM has partnered with the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to raise awareness of and sensitize farmers on how to detect and control the Fall Armyworm (FAW) among farmers in Central Uganda – with specific focus on Mubende, Mityana and Kiboga districts.
How do people's attitudes affect the development of piped water schemes? What do they think about the organizations that are supposed to help? The Water and Sanitation Development Facility-North, Mega FM, and TRAC FM join forces to find out.
The Constitutional Court declared that the presence of representatives for the army, youth & workers in Parliament is unconstitutional.
During the State of the Nation address President Museveni made a comment that as President, he should be able to give out 'brown envelopes'. We asked the people what they thought.
TRAC FM is proud to be the winner of the Humanitarian Innovation Awards in South Africa —a competition managed by the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Since 2014, over 370.000 SMS messages have been sent between Somali radio listeners and the TRAC FM platform. Over 80.000 unique individuals participated in interactive talk-shows by participating in interactive radio polls hosted on 12 partner stations throughout Somalia.
Multiple Journalism believes journalism of the digital age is not a threat to the independence and quality of professional journalism, but a liberation from corporate control. TRAC FM is proud to have been selected as one of the case studies for the Multiple Journalism initiatives.
During the very first session of the Plug & Play Day at the ICT4Ag Conference, Wouter Dijkstra, the Founder and Director of TRAC FM will be presenting how this innovative software platform is used by media and non-profit organizations to amplify the voices of citizens, track reports and collect opinions.
TRAC FM teams up with Farm Radio International and HarvestPlus to raise awareness about the importance of consuming Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSPs) among Ugandans, by putting the power of interactive radio drama to work.
The Datajournalism Awards are given for outstanding work in the field of data journalism in any media worldwide. They reward outstanding examples of data driven investigations, data driven applications and storytelling with data visualisation, which cover matters relevant to society and aim to have results or an impact at a societal level. TRAC FM was nominated before and we will try to win this time.
TRAC FM is very thankful for the awarded grant of The Indigo Trust, a trust which mainly focuses on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment.
PC Tech Magazine interviewed TRAC FM founder and director Wouter Dijkstra.